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Genome sequence of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague.

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The Gram-negative bacterium Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of the systemic invasive infectious disease classically referred to as plague, and has been responsible for three human pandemics: the Justinian plague (sixth to eighth centuries), the Black Death (fourteenth to nineteenth centuries) and modern plague (nineteenth century to the present day). The recent identification of strains resistant to multiple drugs and the potential use of Y. pestis as an agent of biological warfare mea...

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10.1038/35097083

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
413
Issue:
6855
Pages:
523-527
Publication date:
2001-10-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:657aa7b5-e0b7-4d60-a4bb-188a661f5476
Source identifiers:
91097
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pubs:91097

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